Health & Social Care

  • Exam Board: Edexcel BTEC
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE English grade 9-4. Previous study of Health and Social Care is useful but not essential to study this subject.

If you are interested in studying for a career in teaching, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, radiography, physiotherapy, social work, nursery nursing, health education/promotion, psychology, counselling or caring for the elderly or disabled, working in the police or probation service, or any other roles in health, social care, education or community justice, then this is the course for you.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • combination of experienced teachers.
  • well stocked resource library.
  • access to ICT for portfolio production and research.

The course incorporates a variety of teaching and learning styles, including independent primary and secondary research, presentations, voluntary work placement, discussions, observations and visiting speakers.

This course offers a broad education as a foundation for the courses and careers outlined above. Students are encouraged to become independent in research, skillful in presenting findings and to develop confidence using those skills that are invaluable in both higher education and employment.